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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Judge Tells Biglaw Firm To Stop Wasting His Time In Entertaining Benchslap

    Judge Tells Biglaw Firm To Stop Wasting His Time In Entertaining Benchslap
    According to this judge, size does matter.
  • Feb 9

    Beyond Biglaw: 3 Quality Control Tips For Firm

    Beyond Biglaw: 3 Quality Control Tips For Firm
    With competition for clients fierce, and enhanced by the expressed the desire of many corporate clients to keep as much work as possible in-house, a focus on quality control is a must for firms at every level of the legal profession.
  • Feb 9

    Morning Docket: 02.09.16

    Morning Docket: 02.09.16
    * Demand for corporate work may be down, but that's not stopping senior Biglaw partners from ramping up their hourly billing rates. Partners at some firms have rates that exceed $1,400 per hour. They're not making it rain, they're making it…
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 9

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    NH primary is today. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 8

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    If any of you remember my disastrous move last September when the movers set the place on fire as I was moving in, I'm glad to report that today, after five months, the flooring company arrived to begin tearing out the hardwood floors…
  • Feb 7

    Halftime Superbowl Show

    Halftime Superbowl Show
    I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined…
Rank this Week: 4

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 9

    Fleischer:What Is Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street?

    Fleischer:What Is Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street?
    New York Times Deal Book: Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street Is Subjective, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego): What is Hillary Clinton’s attitude toward Wall Street? The question evokes ... heated and overly confident responses…
  • Feb 9

    NY Times:Vanguard Faces A Peculiar Tax Challenge

    NY Times:Vanguard Faces A Peculiar Tax Challenge
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): New York Times, Vanguard, a Champion of Low Fees, Faces a Peculiar Tax Challenge: Vanguard may have committed a sin while pursuing a virtue. Its virtue — providing simple, diversified…
  • Feb 9

    Seto:A Forced Labor Theory Of Property And Taxation

    Seto:A Forced Labor Theory Of Property And Taxation
    Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.), A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation, in The Philosophy of Tax Law (Oxford University Press 2016): One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to force its members to work and save more than…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment
    Angelo Alleca, 46, Buffalo, New York, and Mark Morrow, 54, Cincinnati, Ohio, were arraigned on charges of orchestrating a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme.  The Defendants marketed several funds that were supposed…
  • Feb 2

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme
    Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, California, a hard money lender, was convicted by a jury of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Between 2004 and 2010, Tarbutton…
  • Feb 2

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
    Randy Poulson, 44, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors –…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 7

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 9

    Gardner on the Wrongness of Rape & Emotion

    Gardner on the Wrongness of Rape & Emotion
    John Gardner (University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) has posted Reasonable Reactions to the Wrongness of Rape on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The short paper is a reply to bob Watt, who takes issue in an interesting way...
  • Feb 9

    Abbott on AI Inventors & Patent Law

    Abbott on AI Inventors & Patent Law
    Ryan Abbott (Southwestern Law School) has posted I Think, Therefore I Invent: Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: An innovation revolution is on the horizon. Artificial intelligence has been…
  • Feb 9

    Steilen on Judge Made Law & the Rule of Law

    Steilen on Judge Made Law & the Rule of Law
    Matthew J. Steilen (State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Law School) has posted On the Place of Judge-Made Law in a Government of Laws on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper contains remarks given in March 2015...
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 8

    UN rights office: Syria systematically exterminating detainee

    UN rights office: Syria systematically exterminating detainee
    The Syrian government is systematically exterminating detainees, the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] reported [text, PDF] Monday. The report details [press release] that thousands of detainees…
  • Feb 8

    Maldives police arrest judge for issuing warrant for president

    Maldives police arrest judge for issuing warrant for president
    [JURIST] Maldives police arrested a judge and former prosecutor general on Sunday for issuing an arrest warrant for current president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom [official profile] without police consent. Yameen’s spokesman identified…
  • Feb 8

    Human rights commission investigating Poland changes to constitutional court

    Human rights commission investigating Poland changes to constitutional court
    The international Venice Commission, a branch of the Council of Europe [official websites], began an investigation [press release] Monday into Poland’s recent changes to its Constitutional Court [official website, in Polish]. The review…
Rank this Week: 11

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    SEYCHELLES SUNRISE

    SEYCHELLES SUNRISE
    @ Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (Seychelles)
  • Feb 8

    THE FINAL COURSE

    THE FINAL COURSE
    Wagyu beef tenderloin, roasted chestnuts, wild mushrooms, crispy onions and black truffles, and lobster (of course). @ Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (Seychelles)
  • Feb 8

    YOU'RE WELCOME!

    YOU'RE WELCOME!
    @ a store in Oman
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 9

    Emigration Trends and Policies in China: Movement of the Wealthy and Highly Skilled

    Emigration Trends and Policies in China: Movement of the Wealthy and Highly Skilled
    China has become one of the world’s leading source countries of migrants—a result of market-oriented reforms beginning in the 1970s that reduced barriers to emigration. But the migration picture is a divergent one: High-skilled emigration…
  • Feb 9

    Small time drug offenses can cause big time immigration problem

    Small time drug offenses can cause big time immigration problem
    While many states debate legalization, the drug provisions of the immigration laws remain tough. In this case, Michele Preece is “stuck” in Canada with her husband and can’t come home because he has been deemed “inadmissible” to the…
  • Feb 9

    SCOTUSBlog on-line symposium on United States v. Texas continue

    SCOTUSBlog on-line symposium on United States v. Texas continue
    Yesterday, the SCOTUSBlog on-line symposium commenced with two posts. We posted previously about the introductory contribution by Jay Sekelow of the American Center for Law and Justice. The second contribution ("Symposium: Unable to show…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 8

    Steve Eisman Opposes Breaking Up The Bank

    Steve Eisman Opposes Breaking Up The Bank
    Media observers will be a little curious about the timing of an op-ed that isn't really asking for much, even...
  • Feb 5

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End
    Today the Fed issued a $131 million penalty against HSBC for playing fast and loose with some of the evidence...
  • Feb 3

    You are your employer

    You are your employer
    . . . when it comes to the company's reputation. At least, that's what argue in this piece over at...
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 5

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term

    Arnow-Richman on Unilateral Modification of At-Will Contract Term
    Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 57 Boston College L. Rev.___ (2016)) Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts. Here's the abstract: [Employers often unilaterally alter the terms of at-will…
  • Feb 5

    Bauries Voted Full Professor

    Bauries Voted Full Professor
    A belated but heartfelt congratulations to Scott Bauries (Kentucky), who last week was voted up for full professorship. Scott's colleagues at Kentucky are extraordinarily lucky to have him a member of their faculty, and I am equally lucky to…
  • Feb 5

    Breastfeeding at Work

    Breastfeeding at Work
    As we are well aware, breastfeeding in the workplace continues to be a controversial employment law issue. Recent case law and regulations on the topic have helped to provide some guidance on this issue. The United States is not alone...
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 9

    Monoposony Exploitation in Professional Sport: Evidence from Major League Baseball Position Players, 2000-2011

    Monoposony Exploitation in Professional Sport: Evidence from Major League Baseball Position Players, 2000-2011
    Brad R. Humphreys (West Virginia University, Department of Economics) ; Hyunwoong Pyun (West Virginia University, Department of Economics) examine Monoposony Exploitation in Professional Sport: Evidence from Major League Baseball Position…
  • Feb 9

    The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in the Medicare Part D Program

    The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in the Medicare Part D Program
    Ho, Katherine; Hogan, Joseph and Scott Morton, Fiona think about The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in the Medicare Part D Program. ABSTRACT: Medicare Part D presents a novel privatized structure for a government…
  • Feb 8

    Alston & Bird looking for an antitrust associate

    Alston & Bird looking for an antitrust associate
    Associate - Litigation & Trial Practice/Antitrust Washington The Washington, DC, office of Alston & Bird has an immediate opening for a Litigation & Trial Practice/Antitrust associate with 1-3 years' experience to join a growing…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 9

    Art And Collectibles Trendy New Way To Avoid Estate Taxe

    Art And Collectibles Trendy New Way To Avoid Estate Taxe
    The taxman is the mortal foe of any family that is facing a stiff estate tax as generational wealth moves it's way down through the family tree. But for some, a novel new way has been found that can lessen...
  • Feb 9

    Some Considerations When Seeking To Exclude Estranged Children

    Some Considerations When Seeking To Exclude Estranged Children
    An unfortunate fact of life is that some parents and children do not see eye to eye and, consequently, are not a factor in each others lives. In circumstances such as this it is not uncommon that the parent seeks...
  • Feb 9

    Texas Prosecutor Sentenced For Illegally Taking Money From Estate

    Texas Prosecutor Sentenced For Illegally Taking Money From Estate
    In the small south Texas county of Robertson, John Paschall was a staple in the local community while serving as district attorney for 20 years. But those halcyon days of old are now but a memory following the conviction and...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy

    New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy
    On Feb. 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of executive actions to prevent the practice of LGBT conversion therapy in the state:The New York State Department of Financial Services is issuing regulations barring New York…
  • Feb 9

    Suit In Nation of Georgia Seeks Marriage Equality

    Suit In Nation of Georgia Seeks Marriage Equality
    According to yesterday's EurasiaNet, in the Caucasus nation of Georgia for the first time a lawsuit has been filed seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.  Plaintiff Giorgi Tatishvili filed suit in the Constitutional Court…
  • Feb 9

    Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage

    Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage
    A La Mesa, California church last week filed suit in state court against the California Department of Managed Health Care challenging a state requirement that all health insurance policies sold in California cover elective abortions, without…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 9

    The FOIA, Inc. Industry

    The FOIA, Inc. Industry
    In my last post, I explored the mismatch between the intended core users of FOIA—the media—and the makeup of the requester population at some agencies as primarily commercial enterprises. In fact, as my forthcoming article details,…
  • Feb 8

    Metaphysical Fourth Amendment question: how long could a tiny ATF agent sit atop a telephone pole?

    Metaphysical Fourth Amendment question: how long could a tiny ATF agent sit atop a telephone pole?
    Today the Sixth Circuit handed down a notable opinion squarely addressing the question, reserved in United States v. Jones, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2012), of how many ATF agents can fit on the head of a telephone pole whether longer-term surveillance…
  • Feb 8

    The Best Time To Submit Is Precisely 10:40 on Feb. 23

    The Best Time To Submit Is Precisely 10:40 on Feb. 23
    The Yale Law Journal just released some interesting statistics about the submission season for the past 3 years. Some highlights: In the aggregate, the heaviest week of submissions is Feb. 15-21. The second heaviest is Feb. 22-28 The number…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 8

    Estey Workshop on Business Law — Calgary, Alberta

    Estey Workshop on Business Law — Calgary, Alberta
    The Estey Chair in Business Law, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan presents The Future of the Public Company The Estey Workshop on Business Law on October 14, 2016.  For more information,...
  • Feb 8

    Intellectual Property Law CFP — Oxford, UK

    Intellectual Property Law CFP — Oxford, UK
    The Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre will host the 11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property), September 3-5 2016, at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.…
  • Feb 8

    CFP: Law in the History of Capitalism — Chicago, IL

    CFP: Law in the History of Capitalism — Chicago, IL
    The American Bar Foundation and the University of Chicago are co-hosting the Law in the History of Capitalism: A Conference on June 27-28, 2016, in Chicago, IL.  Junior scholars are...
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 27

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year

    Symposium: Why United States v. Texas is the most important case the Court will decide this year
    Dan Stein is President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The Supreme Court has decided to review certain elements in United States v. Texas. The Supreme Court should leave the injunction in place until a full trial on the…
  • Feb 9

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Briefly: In The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports on an amicus brief filed in the challenge to Texas’s abortion regulations that “urges the justices to examine the intent of Texas legislators who say they approved new…
  • Feb 8

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?

    Symposium: Unable to show harm, can Texas employ the Court as a political referee?
    Anne Egeler is Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Washington. She co-authored a cert.-stage amicus brief on behalf of Washington, fourteen other states, and the District of Columbia in support of the Obama…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 9

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research and writing, practice, and technology. Research & Writing Advice for Associates and…
  • Feb 9

    “Thank You”: The Two Most Important Keywords in Business Development

    “Thank You”: The Two Most Important Keywords in Business Development
    The friendly folks at SLAW remind us regularly when columns are due. On receiving one such reminder when I was at a family gathering, I asked everyone what I should write about next (my family happens to include five young lawyers). The…
  • Feb 8

    Dealing With a Self-Represented Litigant Who Really Needs Legal Advice

    Dealing With a Self-Represented Litigant Who Really Needs Legal Advice
    Self-represented litigants are a challenging reality in today’s legal landscape. In addition to the extra time and effort that can make dealing with a self-rep more expensive for your client and more frustrating for you, it seems there…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab

    Arnold J's latest judgment flags down the iconic (but not distinctive) London black cab
    In warmer times, the AmeriKat can be found on Broadwayhailing the iconic yellow cabs to take her to Bloomingdalesfor some light shopping. Outside her window this morning, the AmeriKat is watching the iconic yellow cabs of New York racing…
  • Feb 8

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you away or just too busy to read the IPKat last week? As usual, nothing to worry about: thanks to our dear friend and colleague Alberto Bellan it is #NeverTooLate (now on its 84th edition) to catch up.So here’s what happened on…
  • Feb 8

    Book Review: Indigenous Intellectual Property

    Book Review: Indigenous Intellectual Property
    Almighty tomes occasionally cross this Kat's desk for review, and she was very excited to receive her copy of Edward Elgar's Indigenous Intellectual Property. Part of the publisher's series of research handbooks on IP, this book, "considers…
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 8

    USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research

    USGS Increases Public Access to Scientific Research
    News release:  “The U.S. Geological Survey is implementing new measures that will improve public access to USGS-funded science as detailed in its new public access plan. The plan enables the USGS to expand  its current on-line…
  • Feb 8

    The Flash Crash: A New Deconstruction

    The Flash Crash: A New Deconstruction
    Aldrich, Eric M. and Grundfest, Joseph and Laughlin, Gregory, The Flash Crash: A New Deconstruction (January 25, 2016). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2721922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2721922 “On May 6, 2010, in…
  • Feb 8

    Comparative International Law, Foreign Relations Law and Fragmentation: Can the Center Hold?

    Comparative International Law, Foreign Relations Law and Fragmentation: Can the Center Hold?
    Stephan, Paul B., Comparative International Law, Foreign Relations Law and Fragmentation: Can the Center Hold? (February 2016). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 18. Available for download at SSRN:…
Rank this Week: 32

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Eleven things I learned at LegalTech in New York City

    Eleven things I learned at LegalTech in New York City
    I’ve been attending ALM’s LegalTech Show in New York for the better part of a decade. LexBlog has never exhibited as a vendor, we don’t buy the type of solutions the exhibitors offer and I’ve only spoken there on a…
  • Feb 5

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Chipotle, WiFi, Fair Use

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Chipotle, WiFi, Fair Use
    It’s time to call it a wrap on another week. But as we do so, we wrap up as usual with one more Top 10. Though I linked to this in the other post, be sure to check out this week’s LXBN Leaders profile on the work being done by…
  • Feb 5

    Patents, Quebec Employment, Capital Markets, Estate Planning, Copyrights: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Patents, Quebec Employment, Capital Markets, Estate Planning, Copyrights: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Wow, it was quite the week for launches on the LexBlog Network, as we have five new publications joining us. They look great, and they’re from some very impressive firms. Let’s jump into it. First up, we have a new one from a firm…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Simon Newman, the President of Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, is a disgrace

    Simon Newman, the President of Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland, is a disgrace
    He's already made headlines for telling his faculty to shoot their struggling students in the head, like "bunnies to be drowned", and now he's purporting to fire a tenured philosophy professor, Thane Naberhause, for lack of "loyalty." (IHE…
  • Feb 9

    Another amusing and rambling rant about the 2016 election...

    Another amusing and rambling rant about the 2016 election...
    ...from philosopher Andrew Levine (who really needs an editor, but be patient, there are a few gems in there).
  • Feb 9

    Photos from the Vietnam War, 1965-1975...

    Photos from the Vietnam War, 1965-1975...
    ...taken by the North. It's indicative of the depth of ideological delusion in the United States that to this day no one in the mainstream public discussion refers to the U.S. invasion of South Vietnam, or refers to the war...
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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 2

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!

    Just Got My Advance Copy of ‘Robot Law’!
    This is exciting: just got my first copy of “Robot Law,” a book I edited with Ryan Calo and Ian Kerr. I suppose I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a pretty darn good collection that will … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?

    Celebrating Groundhog Day in Miami?
    Due to an aside I delivered in class, my Administrative Law students have expressed an interest in celebrating Groundhog Day, which is Feb. 2. My initial reaction was a bit negative: How, living in Florida, can this be anything but ……
  • Jan 23

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk

    Slides from Toronto Big Data Talk
    This morning I presented a short talk on the tensions between Big Data and privacy at the University of Toronto’s conference on The Future Frontiers of Online Privacy. Here, in case you care–and for the record–are my slides…
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 8

    Harry Truman and Bill of Rights–Part Two

    Harry Truman and Bill of Rights–Part Two
    To return to my theme from last week, let’s see how President Truman discussed the Bill of Rights from 1947-1952 as a way of distinguishing the United States from the Soviet Union. At a Q&A with the Association of Radio News…
  • Feb 8

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 1, Winter 2016 Public Law for the Twenty-First Century – special symposium issue ARTICLES Introduction: Public law for the twenty-first century David Dyzenhaus Polycentricity…
  • Feb 8

    Journal of Legal Education: Volume 65, # 3, Spring 2016

    Journal of Legal Education: Volume 65, # 3, Spring 2016
    From the Editors By Thomas D. Cobb & Kate O’Neill Articles Postgraduate Legal Training: The Case for Tax-Exempt Programs            By Adam Chodorow & Philip Hackney Dawn of the…
Rank this Week: 37

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 2

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict

    California Appellate Court Upholds Courtney Love "Twibel" Jury Verdict
    A California appellate court has upheld a jury verdict in favor of singer Courtney Love Cobain that her "twibel" statements about a former attorney didn't defame her, because although they were false, Ms. Love did not make them with…
  • Feb 2

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson

    Urquhart on Privacy and Freedom of the Press From Campbell To Leveson
    Lachlan Urquhart, University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, is publishing Privacy and Freedom of the Press from 2004-2015: From Campbell to Leveson, in Law, Policy and the Internet (L. Edwards, ed.; Hart Publishing, forthcoming).…
  • Feb 2

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)

    Kendrick on Shiffrin's "Speech Matters" (Princeton, 2014)
    Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law, is publishing How Much Does Speech Matter? in the Harvard Law Review. Here is the abstract. In Speech Matters (Princeton 2014), Seana Shiffrin explains why lying is wrong, why freedom of…
Rank this Week: 38

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Feb 9

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner

    How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioner
    Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout. The post How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 9

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

    Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing
    The thumb drives gathering dust in your desk drawer could help to open one of the world's most closed countries. The post Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feb 8

    It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence

    It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence
    John Perry Barlow stands by his Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, the libertarian idea that lit up the Internet on this day in 1996. The post It’s Been 20 Years Since This Man Declared Cyberspace Independence appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 8

    The beginning of the end of border-free Schengen?

    The beginning of the end of border-free Schengen?
    With Austria, Germany and Slovenia reintroducing or rather strengthening border controls amid the refugee and migrant crisis following the suit of other European countries like France, Sweden, Denmark and Norway many of us are now…
  • Feb 8

    Introducing Isabel Mota Borge

    Introducing Isabel Mota Borge
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Isabel Mota Borges as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Isabel is a qualified registered lawyer holding a Licenciatura (five-year law degree) from the University of Coimbra, Faculty of law,…
  • Feb 7

    Go On! ESIL-ECtHR conference ‘The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past’ (deadline 19 Feb.)

    Go On! ESIL-ECtHR conference ‘The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past’ (deadline 19 Feb.)
    The European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law have organized a one-day conference on “The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past“ on February 26 in Strasbourg,…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service

    ABA adopts Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Service
    At yesterday's Midyear Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 105, Model Regulatory Objectives for the Provision of Legal Services. This resolution is a product of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.…
  • Feb 3

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer

    New Study on Substance Abuse and Depression Among Lawyer
    A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract: Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a…
  • Jan 20

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two

    Source Checking the New York Times Magazine -- Part Two
    [Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge] Is it true, as Alice Goffman asserted in On the Run, that To round up enough young men to meet their informal quotas and satisfy their superiors, the [Philadelphia] police wait outside hospitals…
Rank this Week: 41

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit

    New Federal Opinion on Johns Hopkins Malpractice Lawsuit
    Johns Hopkins is quite possibly the greatest hospital in the history of the world.  People come from all over the world to get the best medical care that Hopkins can provide.  The U.S District Court in Baltimore decided this week a…
  • Jan 6

    Medical Malpractice or Mere Negligence?

    Medical Malpractice or Mere Negligence?
    Would you rather file a lawsuit against a healthcare provider for negligence in Health Claims as a medical malpractice case or would you rather file a simple negligence case in Circuit Court? If you answer was Health Claims, you need to get…
  • Jan 5

    Another Jury Prayer Maryland Appellate Opinion

    Another Jury Prayer Maryland Appellate Opinion
    Late last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals decided yet another “Should we shoot for justice or dwell on the hypertechnical?” case in Lisy Corp v. McCormick and Co.   The court went the wrong way. In this case, the…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 9

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 27: Source Code Disclosure Confusion
    Another Trouble with the TPP is its foray into the software industry. One of the more surprising provisions in the TPP's e-commerce chapter was the inclusion of a restriction on mandated source code disclosure. Article 14.17 states: No Party…
  • Feb 8

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 26: Why It Limits Canadian Cultural Policie
    The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP, particularly given the government's emphasis on a stronger cultural policy in its election platform.…
  • Feb 5

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 25: The Treaties Within the Treaty
    This week's signing of the TPP in New Zealand provides a useful reminder that a potential ratification means committing to far more than just one (very large) trade agreement. One of the Troubles with the TPP is that the intellectual property…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
  • Dec 1

    Mobility – Creating Space: Colomboscope 2015

    Mobility – Creating Space: Colomboscope 2015
    The creator of Groundviews Sanjana Hattotuwa and science writer Nalaka Gunawardene explore technology and innovation in the context of becoming ‘active’ citizens, and in the politics and the language of belonging. Advocate…
  • Nov 26

    Counter-speech: What works?

    Counter-speech: What works?
    I was recently in Myanmar, where at the invitation of the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), I conducted an information presentation on hate and dangerous speech monitoring plus counter-speech strategies, as well as social media…
Rank this Week: 44

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180

    IBM loses appeal at CAFC against Intellectual Ventures on IPR2014-00180
    KENNETH R. ADAMO of Kirkland & Ellis LLP argued for IBM.link: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/15-1837.Rule_36_Judgment.2-5-2016.1.PDFThe IPR related to U.S. Patent No. 7,634,666 of Intellectual Ventures…
  • Feb 6

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle

    The Los Angeles Times does CRISPR patent battle
    The article The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science discusses the patent interference battle between Doudna and Zhang .Of some interest:Because the initial Doudna and Zhang patent filings predated the…
  • Feb 6

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)

    Plagiarism issue in Iowa handled quite differently than at Southern Illinois University (SIU)
    A few years ago, Southern Illinois University was in the headlines concerning one case of self-plagiarism(involving a strategic plan presented to SIU copied from a plan in Texas, although the same person wrote both plans) and one case of…
Rank this Week: 45